Flat roofs are always at a high risk of leaking. Rain water tends to pool in small areas of the roof and eventually leaks through, the result means paying out a small fortune on repairs.
Torch on felt and asphalt deteriorate year after year from the heat of the sun and cold winters. Asphalt and Polymers age through photo-oxidation, a natural process that results in the degradation of the surface, accelerated by exposure to either UV or artificial light.
As it ages, the asphalts melt point rises and there is a loss of plasticizers. As mass is lost, the asphalt shrinks and forms a surface similar to alligator skin. Asphalt breaks down slowly in water, and the more exposure the more rapid the degradation. Asphalt also dissolves readily when exposed to oils and some solvents.
Fibreglass is perfect for flat roofs. Its strength and durability is by far the best protection for your roof.
Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP) roofing is a fibreglass based system that gives you a watertight area that would have more traditionally been sealed with lead, copper or bitumen products.
A GRP flat roof provides a cost effective solution to your waterproofing needs.